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PAARI National Recovery Corps - New Bedford, MA
 
 
 
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of nearly 600 law enforcement partners in 34 states. The opioid epidemic is our country’s greatest public health emergency and there were more than 72,000 drug related overdose deaths in the US in 2017. Only 11% of people who need access to treatment for a substance use disorder receive care. Access to treatment is particularly difficult for individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployed individuals, low-income adults, formerly incarcerated adults, low-income veterans, and those with concurrent physical health issues and mental health disorders. Law enforcement officers have a front row seat to the opioid epidemic and a growing number of police departments are motivated to adopt non-arrest programs that connect individuals with substance use disorders to treatment. Members of our National Recovery Corps will strengthen the ability of partnering law enforcement agencies to increase access to care and address addiction and poverty through non-arrest approaches. This program will place VISTAs in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. This position will be in New Bedford, MA and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs, spread across the entire nation. The selected member will be tasked with further developing and marketing of our Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to assist criminal behavior driven by substance use disorder. Individuals with lived experience with addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are ideal candidates for these service positions.
 
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Member Duties : New Bedford’s members will be focused on further developing and enhancing our current criminal offense diversion program (LEAD), designed for people who commit criminal offenses while struggling with substance use disorder. Increase ability to serve more people, serve new groups of people, and/or engage in new or expanded strategies. Increase effectiveness in creating access to care for individuals with a substance use disorder. Increase ability to generate additional resources, such as funding, volunteers, and partnerships. Developing a project plan for increasing awareness and participation, community assessments, community awareness and engagement, expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers, developing financial resources, developing materials, developing policies and procedures, program development and delivery, technology use, developing data collection systems and processes, and volunteer recruitment and management systems.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PAARI National Recovery Corps - New Bedford, MA

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS  

Accepting Applications
From  07/10/2020  To  12/31/2020 

Contact Rachel Milan
225 Water St
Plymouth   MA   02360
888-972-2749
rachel@paariusa.org
www.paariusa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97798


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